In the upcoming Veeam Availability Suite v12 release, Veeam announced some new features. Move Backup is probably one of the most important features upcoming in Veeam B&R v12 is the VM Move or Copy feature. Veeam has designed a new VeeaMover technology around Block Cloning with ReFS (Windows) and XFS (Linux). Customers who deploy Repositories that use some form of Block Cloning can now move their backup data around without worrying about losing space savings with Block Cloning (rehydrating). You can move a Backup Job from one Repository to another and the Block Cloning is maintained! You can also move individual VMs from one Backup Job to another without losing previous Backup chain dat. Here’s an overview of VeeaMover in v12.
Is anything to ReFS, XFS Object Storage possible?
Yes, it will also benefit from block cloning/space savings. Source data can be everything including NAS repositories and deduplication appliances.
You could see all repository types of vNote42.net (Vanguard mate) test environment: ReFS, XFS, object storage, and Scale-Out backup repositories. When movement runs, you see progress information. As you can see in the following screenshot, backup job will be disabled during the process.
Note: When moving to a hardened repository, files will not be marked as immutable.
Can backups be moved between object repository and other types or object storage to object storage?
Yes, that’s possible.
- -Move backups to different repository,
- -Migrate ReFS to XFS for Hardened Repository,
- -Re-Balance Scale-Out-Repository,
- -Scale-Out-Repository extent evacuation,
- -Migrate NTFS to ReFS,,
- -Copy backups to different repository.
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